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Foundational Studies

Oglala Lakota College offers a unique Preparatory Program to students who need remedial guidance and foundational studies through the College Academy of Readiness before being placed in college level courses.

Oglala Lakota College offers a unique Preparatory Program designed around the need for remedial guidance and foundational study skills development prior to college level coursework. Foundation Studies students gain the abilities, strengths and support system to begin their college career within the cultural context of Wolakolciciyapi. The Foundational Studies department focuses on developing reading, writing and math skills for incoming students so that they can be prepared for a successful transition into college level coursework.

Over 90% of students entering OLC will need remediation before they are able to enroll in 100-level Math or English classes. OLC implemented this program in response to an apparent need and has seen a noticeable increase of retention and student success since its application. Foundational Studies serves as the umbrella term that covers other additional programming such as TRIO, Student Support Services, and the GED programs.

College Academy of Readiness Summer Program (CARS)

The CARS program is offered solely during the summer session. These classes are designed specifically for preparatory purposes and will not transfer or be eligible to receive PELL grant funding. This program is designed to give students necessary skills and knowledge obtained through both the 083 & 093 level courses to be able to continue their education at a level that is eligible for scholarship support. CARS program students are not considered full-time students, but must follow all OLC policies and guidelines.

CARS Program PowerPoint CARS Program Application

College Academy of Readiness Fall/Spring Program (CARF)

The CARF program is offered during the fall/spring session(s) at Oglala Lakota College. These are preparatory classes, non-transferable and non-PELL eligible. This coursework is designed to give students who test into the 083A and 083B levels the opportunity to eventually be able to move forward with their education at a higher level. This program starts in the fall and continues through the spring semester. Students must complete the entire program in order to advance onto the next level courses and become eligible for scholarship opportunities.

CARF Program PowerPoint CARF Program Application


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